Have you ever paid for coffee at your local coffee shop or complimented a stranger on their outfit just because? Well, today is a day of the random acts of kindness, and just like the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, we’re on a mission to #MakeKindnessTheNorm. To celebrate, we share random kind acts to encourage each other to participate in altruistic and benevolent acts, for we should show grace and empathy every day.
Scroll down to discover 20 fun ways to show kindness this week and increase your Good Karma Points while you’re at it. These ideas are so simple and rewarding, and you can easily do them by someone all week.
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Send “just because” text to a friend who is having a hard time.
Babysitting services for new parents.
Do your roommate’s laundry.
Tell someone they look amazing today.
Donate your work clothes to Dress for Success.
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Give your pet a 15-minute head scratch.
Make this pumpkin soup and give it to a new mom or friend in need.
Share a friend’s latest project or achievement on social media.
Read a story (and make the votes!) For your child.
Give a free back massage.
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Send a Starbucks coffee card to your colleague who is doing a great job.
Make a Spotify playlist for someone.
Surprise random friends with flowers.
Give your significant other the last bite of dessert.
Post the photo where your friend or sibling looks amazing instead of yourself.
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Offer to help a recently graduated college graduate with their resume.
Pick up the tab at your next (socially distant) coffee appointment.
Invite a friend for a homemade dinner.
Write a letter to an old college friend.
Call your parents to tell them you love them.
This post was originally published on February 17, 2020 and has been updated since then.